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Multifaceted Bowl

Multifaceted Bowl

백자 제기형 대발 (白磁祭器形大鉢)

1992

Ik-yung Kim 김익영

(Korean, b. 1935)

Porcelain, carved and glazed

Overall: 15.4 cm (6 1/16 in.)

Seventy-fifth anniversary gift of the artist 1992.139

Location

Did you know?

The surface of this vessel is made by using the technique called myeon-chi-gi, a “cutting surface” technique.

Description

According to the artist, a lecture by Bernard Leach (1887–1979), the father of British studio pottery, led Kim to rediscover the traditional Korean ceramic tradition, which remained underappreciated among many modern Korean ceramic artists at the time. This white porcelain bowl, with its carved architectonic surface, showcases how Kim reinterpreted naturalism and minimalism—the two overarching aesthetic principles of Joseon period (1392–1910) white porcelain ritual vessels—on her own terms.

See also
Collection: 
Korean Art
Department: 
Korean Art
Type of artwork: 
Ceramic

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